The Florida State League opens Thursday with a full slate of six games. Nick Senzel (Reds) and Justin Dunn (Mets) are among those expected to start the season on the circuit.
The bright lights are on sunny Florida with Grapefruit League play underway. Ben Hill provides updates on ballpark changes in Tampa, Lakeland, St. Lucie, West Palm Beach and Bradenton.
Palm Beach and Jupiter of the Florida State League share a park in Roger Dean Stadium, one of the Minors' most pitcher-friendly venues in a circuit already tilted toward those on the mound.
A new Florida State League team will debut in Kissimmee in 2017 as a Braves affiliate. On Wednesday, the team announced itself as the Florida Fire Frogs and unveiled its logos.